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Masterpiece Episode: "The Turn of the Screw"

Season 29, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Jodhi May shines in an elegant adaptation of “The Turn of the Screw,” Henry James' 1898 musings on ghosts and the corruption---perhaps---of innocent youth at an English country estate. May plays the governess, who's certain she's seeing the ghosts of her late predecessor and a former valet. She's also certain that they're turning her two young charges (Grace Robinson, Joe Sowerbutts) toward evil. Mrs. Grose: Pam Ferris.
Original Air Date: Feb 27, 2000
Guest Cast Joe Sowerbutts: Miles Grace Robinson: Flora Jason Salkey: Peter Quint Colin Firth: Master Caroline Pegg: Miss Jessel Jodhi May: Governess Pam Ferris: Mrs. Gross

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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